Shadow minister for work and pensions meets the next generation of electrical engineers


SHADOW minister for work and pensions Alison McGovern MP recently visited BGEN’s electrical manufacturing facility at Penketh to discuss tackling the skills shortage and attracting more young people into the engineering sector.

Alison said: “I had a great day with BGEN. It is clear that new technology in engineering offers great jobs, particularly in work that is crucial for our country, such as addressing the consequences of climate change. Thank you to all at BGEN for helping me learn more about some of the most important jobs for our country’s future.”

Robin Whitehead, CEO at BGEN, said: “It was great to introduce Alison to some of our apprentices, several of which work at the business with their parents.  At BGEN we have a culture of supporting people throughout their careers and are proud that employees recommend the company to their children.”

In March, Andy Carter MP – Warrington South, also visited BGEN.  Addressing the current skills shortage and creating a more diverse workforce were again key talking points.

Apprentice Matthew Hinchcliffe (second from the left), Alison McGovern MP and senior management from BGEN


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